From coast to coast through out America, Martin’s works have been included in juried and invitational exhibitions receiving awards in oil painting and pastel. These include Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum Arts Center, Boston’s Chase Gallery and Lyman-Eyer Gallery, the Cohasset South Shore Art Center, Chatham Center for the Arts, Attleboro Museum, Bennington Center for the Arts, Arnot Art Museum, SoHo’s Broome Street Gallery, Art Gallery at Stony Brook University, the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Arts Club, New York National Arts Club, the James A. Michener Art Museum, the Butler Institute of American Art, the St. Louis Artists’ Guild, San Francisco’s Powell Street Gallery, and the Pennsylvania Academy’s American Museum of Art. Internationally, the artist’s works are included within private and public collections in Italy: Rome, Venice, Padua and the Netherlands: Amsterdam.

Lydia Martin attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Massachusetts College of Art. Her preferred medium is oil, though is equally at home with watercolor, acrylic, and pastel. The surfaces on which she works are equally various: canvas, wood panel, and paper. The applied techniques Martin has studied are primarily classical, as perfected in the Italian and Northern Renaissance and imported experimentally into the modern age.

Lydia Martin is a professor at the New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University. She teaches classes in the Foundation Art Department: drawing, painting, and perspective. For 2010-2011, she received the Outstanding NESAD Faculty of the Year Leadership Award given by Suffolk University’s Student Government Association. 

For Summer 2013, Lydia was awarded the prestigious Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation Faculty Fellowship to study abroad in Paris, France.

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